Mission

Neurology Networks tries to offer broad exposure to various topics that may be presented on the veterinary neurology board exam.

Links

For the boards:

Neuropathology

Electrodiagnostics

Radiology

Clinical Neurology

Miscellaneous study

For practice:

Special testing

Special therapies

Clinical studies

Miscellaneous

 

For clients:

Demonstration videos

Disease information

Support groups

Drugs and supplies

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Rosanne Krupka Peters, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology/Neurosurgery)

The Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Palm Beach Gardens serving the greater Palm Beach area and surrounding communities

Drs. Rose Peters and Roger Clemmons see appointments on alternating weeks, Monday through Saturday during the week.  The VSH Emergency Service is available 24/7 to help facilitate transfer of urgent cases after hours and on Sundays.  The Neurologists are available daily to the VSH team and referral community for consultation on neurologic cases. 

 

What to expect from the Medvet Neurology/Neurosurgery service at VSH - basic expectations for client appointments with Dr. Peters and Dr. Clemmons

 

Neuropathology

Cornell Atlas of Veterinary Pathology

Veterinary Neuropathology Atlas: companion to the text Veterinary Neuropathology, essentials of theory and practice, Vandevelde, et al.  Wiley-Blackwell 2012.

Neuropathology: An illustrated interactive course for medical students and residents

The Comparative Neuromuscular Laboratory: The leader in neuromuscular diagnostics.  Has additional case reports useful for board study.

Minnesota Atlas of Veterinary Neurohistology

University of Georgia Veterinary Neuropathology Course

The Joint Pathology Center

 

Electrodiagnostics

EEGucation: YouTube-based EEG tutorials

British Columbia Society of Electrophysiology Technologists

 

Radiology

Veterinary Radiology: Teaching and learning about veterinary diagnostic imaging

University of Minnesota Canine MRI Brain Atlas - also has mobile apps for studying on-the-go

A digital atlas to the Canine Brain created by the University of Pennsylvania.  Link to the paper describing the techniques used and proposed applications.

DVM Insight Image Library

IMAIOS: MRI step-by-step, interactive course on the physics of magnetic resonance imaging

Interesting human neuroradiology

 

Clinical Neurology

Cornell Veterinary Neurology Videos:  An extensive video library demonstrating neurological disorders in small and large animals

Minnesota Veterinary Clinical Neurology Video Clips

Veterinary Information Network (VIN):  A subscription-based service providing probably the most comprehensive support for the general practitioner

Washington University School of Medicine Neuroscience Tutorial

 

Miscellaneous Study

ACVIM:  American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.  Reading lists, exam architecture, and other relevant study information. 

Frontalcortex.com:  Neurology free online board review - for medical professionals

University of Texas Neuroscience On-line: An online textbook for the neurosciences

VSSO.org:  Information about various tumors in cats and dogs

 

Special Testing

The Comparative Neuromuscular Laboratory: The leader in neuromuscular diagnostics.  Has additional case reports useful for board study.

University of Pennsylvania: PennGen

PennGen worldwide test database:  Allows you to search for breed and disease-specific tests available across the globe

UC Davis: Real time PCR Research and Diagnostics Core Facility

University of Missouri: Canine genetic diseases testing and links to general disease information.  Tests are available for degenerative myelopathy (DM), primary lens luxation (PLL), Fanconi syndrome, neonatal encephalopathy with seizures (NEwS), and neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL). 

University of Minnesota: Canine neuromuscular disease testing

Cornell: Diagnostic panels and Cornell Disease Consultant application

Testing for the MDR1 gene abnormality

Genetic diseases and tests for cats

 

Special Therapies

Chi Institute for Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal and Dietary Therapies          Search for TCVM practitioners near you here

Colorado State University Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians          Search for graduates of this program here

International Veterinary Acupuncture Society          Each page has a search feature to find an acupuncturist in your area

***Please note that not all trained, certified practitioners are on these lists.  Ask your veterinarian or referral partner if he/she has a recommended practitioner in your area

 

University of Tennessee Canine Rehabilitation Program          Graduates of the program

Robby Porter with Medvet          Robby Porter on Facebook - check out his demonstration videos for exercise training here!   Robby also has numerous physical therapy videos here.         

Carolina Medina, DVM, CVA, CVCH, DACVSMR  Located in Coral Springs, Carolina is a talented canine rehabilitation practitioner also experienced in a variety of complementary therapies including acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine. 

Dr. Justin Schmalburg and Wendy Davies direct a comprehensive program in animal rehabilitation and sports medicine through the University of Florida including many types of complementary therapies. 

 

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists - search for board certified pracititoners here

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviorists - search for local practitioners here

Dr. Terry Curtis is a compassionate specialist in animal behavior who works throughout Florida to help families dealing with behavioral difficulties in canine and feline pets

Dr. Lisa Radosta is located in Coral Springs to help families in South Florida

 

Hyperbaric oxygen in Ft. Pierce, FLorida

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) through the Integrative medicine service at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital

HVM - Distributer of hyperbaric oxygen chambers.  Includes general information and a provider locator feature.

 

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) and Cyberknife

California Veterinary Specialists

Colorado State University

NCSU

UC Davis

University of Florida

VCA Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers, NY

Veterinary CyberKnife Cancer Center in Pennsylvania

 

Clinical Studies

Veterinary Cancer Society searchable database for oncologic clinical trials

 

Alabama - Auburn

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Companion animal clinical studies for all departments

Research interests for various departments

 

California - University of California at Davis

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical studies: 

1.  Genetics of French bulldog spinal malformations and degenerative disc disease

2.  Genetics of aquired myasthenia gravis

3.  Stem cell therapy for acute severe spinal cord injury

 

Colorado - Colorado State University

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical trials for all departments

1.  Evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux in dogs with laryngeal paralysis

 

Florida - University of Florida

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Small animal clinical trials for all departments

 

Georgia - University of Georgia

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical trials for all small and large animal departments

1.  Levetiracetam home treatment for cluster seizures

2.  Handheld vagal nerve stimulator for treatment of refractory epileptic dogs

 

Illinois - University of Illinois

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical trials for all small animal departments

 

Indiana - Purdue

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical trials for all departments

1.  Biomarkers for anxiety disorders

2.  D-cycloserine and canine anxiety and fear-related disorders

3.  MRI for dogs suspected to have brain tumors

4.  Surgery and metronomic chemotherapy therapy for dogs diagnosed with a brain tumor

 

Iowa - Iowa State University

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical trials for all small animal departments

 

Louisiana - Louisiana State University

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical trials for all departments

 

Louisiana - Medvet

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical trials for all departments

 

Massachusetts - Tufts University

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical studies for all departments

1.  Prognostic value of degree of disc material dispersion in acute IVDD

2.  Ultrasound assessment of muscle mass

3.  Efficacy of mesenchymal stem cell therapy in the treatment of canine GME

4.  Role of stem cell therapy in grade 5 paraplegic dogs with IVDD

 

Michigan - Michigan State University

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinial research for all small animal departments

1.  Genetics of retinal degerative diseases in dogs

2.  Identification and characterization of GOLPP in dogs

 

Mississippi - Mississippi State University

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical trials

 

Missouri - University of Missouri-Columbia

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Comparative Neurology Program Research

1.  Genetics of canine degenerative myelopathy

2.  Genetics of canine multiple system degeneration

3.  Genetics of neonatal seizure syndrome in standard poodles

4.  Lysosomal stoarge diseases and organic acidurias

5.  Developmental brain malformations like polymicrogyria

UMC Canine genetic disease testing and research

1.  Progressive neuronal abiotrophy (PNA)/ Canine multiple system degeneration in Kerry Blue terriers and Chinese-crested dogs

2.  Spinocerebellar ataxia with or without myokymia and seizures

3.  Cerebellar degeneration in Old English Sheepdogs and Gordon Setters

4.  Neonatal cerebellar ataxia (NCA or Bandera's Syndrome) in Coton de Tulears

5.  Dandy Walker Syndrome

6.  Canine degenerative myelopathy

7.  DUNGd - recruitment of samples from neonatal Gordon Setters with suspected fatal organic aciduria

8.  Epilepsy - recruitment of samples from canine epileptics to help characterize gene associations across generations and breeds with idiopathic epilepsy

9.  Juvenile layrngeal paralysis and polyneuropathy (JLPP) in Black Russian Terriers

10.  Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL) in Tibetan Terriers, Dachshunds, American Bulldogs, and English Setters

11.  Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) in Tibetan Terriers, English Springer Spaniels, and Dachshunds

12.  Polymicrogyria in standard poodles

13.  Sensory Neuropathy in Border Collies - recruitment of samples from affected puppies

14.  Spongiform Leukoencephalomyelopathy (SLEM) of Border Terriers

15.  GM2-Gangliosidosis in the Japanese Chin

 

Minnesota - University of Minnesota

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical trials general information

Clinical trials list

1.  Brain tumor trials (including surgical, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy treatments)

 

New York - Animal Medical Center (AMC)

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical trials for all departments

1.  Pulsed electromagentic field therapy study in post T3-L3 hemilaminectomy patients

 

New York - Cornell

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Campus-wide research centers and programs collaborating with the veterinary school

 

North Carolina - North Carolina State University

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical trials for the Neurology Service

1.  Genetics of drug-resistant epilepsy in herding breeds

2.  Evaluation of Levetiracetam XR as an add-on therapy in refractory epilepsy

3.  Use of accelerometry to help detect seizures in dogs

 

Ohio - Medvet

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical trials for all departments

 

Ohio - The Ohio State University

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical trials main page for large and small animal departments

List of clinical trials currently recruiting for large and small animal problems

1.  The use of the Harmonic Aries Blade in dogs undergoing surgery for intervertebral disc disease

2.  BAER testing in normal hearing Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

3.  Assessment of an electronic von Frey anesthesiometry device for sensory function in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels with and without COMS-SM

4.  Kinematic MRI in dogs with caudal cervical spondylomyelopathy

 

Pennsylvania - University of Pennsylvania

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical trials general information

List of clincial trials for all departments

1.  Evaluation of a plant-based supplement used to improve the activity level and general quality of life of geriatric dogs

 

Tennessee- University of Tennessee

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical trials for all departments

 

Texas - Texas A&M University

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical trials for neurological problems

1.  Evaluation of Rapamycin in dogs with acute disc herniation

2.  US Department of Defense acute spinal cord injury from IVDD study

3.  Correlation of MRI to functional recovery in cases of acute spinal cord injury from IVDD

 

Virginia - Virginia-Maryland University

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

General Clinical Studies Page

Molecular Combinatorial Therapy for Canine Gliomas

 

Washington - Washington State University

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Research with the Neurology Department

Clinical studies for all departments

1.  MRI-guided brain biopsy

2.  Viral gene therapy and 5-FC chemotherapy for brain tumors

3.  Melatonin and it's role in epilepsy control

 

Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin

Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery Department information

Clinical trials link to all department studies

Clinical trials for neurological problems

1. Genetics of acquired laryngeal paralysis in Labrador Retrievers

2.  Sulfa drug allergy study in dogs

 

Miscellaneous

NeuroPetVet:  This resource has basic information about a variety of neurologic diseases and has good videos for helping to demonstrate essential components of the neurological exam. 

dog2doc:  An integrative medicine and veterinary neurology resource for clients, students, and practitioners

Miscellaneous online veterinary resources:  Sponsored by the University of Minnesota, this site has links to support for a variety of specialities.

NetVet:  Miscellaneous information resources for veterinary specialities compiled by Washington University at St Louis (WUSTL)

IACUC and pain-related links

AVMA important resources for veterinarians: This includes goverment agency sites, grief support, blood bank information, and much more. 

DVM360 - news, medicine updates, practice management tips, client handouts, etc

Clinician's Brief - NAVC publication with medical updates, reviews, etc

Low stress animal handling techniques from Sophia Yin, DVM, MS

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center - Hotline information here

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction checklist and behavior assessment form from Pfizer

Medscape drug interaction checker

WebMD pill identification

 

Demonstration Videos

Dodger's List video links for expressing the bladder and bowels

Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego canine bladder expression

Handicapped Pets' tips and tricks for feline bladder expression - There is not a video but does have description and pictures

 

Canine massage demonstration by Dr. Narda Robinson

Passive range of motion of the rear limbs demonstrated by Medvet staff

Passive range of motion of the front limbs demonstrated by Medvet staff

Passive range of motion demonstrated by WSU staff

Canine "sit-to-stands" demonstrated by Robby Porter

Puppy proprioception class with Robby Porter.  These can be adapted for dogs learning to recover from a variety of neurologic conditions that affect balance.  These exercises must be performed with care in post-operative patients and dogs who have great difficulty walking.  Please talk to your veterinarian about what types of proprioception activities might be appropriate for your pet. 

Importance of physical therapy for the recovering paralyzed dachshund - Robby Porter

Basic post-hemilaminectomy dachshund physical therapy - from an owner perspective

Basic post-hemilaminectomy dachshund physical therapy - there is not a narration but good visual explanation you can talk over if you watch the video with clients

 

What to do if your dog has a seizure

Canine rectal liquid medication administration

Canine nasal liquid medication administration

Subcutaneous injection

 

Behavior modification training videos from Veterinary Behavior Consultations, LLC

Low stress handling techniques from Sophia Yin, DVM, MS

 

Disease Information

Veterinary Partner handouts and general information for clients and technicians

NeuroPetVet links to basic information for several of the more common neurologic diseases in cats and dogs

Client information handouts from DVM360

Handouts en español from the AVMA

ASPCA dog training information

Deafness in dogs and cats - supported by George Strain, PdD through LSU

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (an Alzheimer's-like condition in senior dogs and cats) including a checklist of symptoms.  The site is sponsored by Pfizer. 

 

Support Groups and Grief Counseling

Dodgerslist.com:  Support and education for owners of dogs with intervertebral disc disease

Canine Epilepsy Network

Living with epileptic pets - supported by a European canine epilepsy group

Myasthenia gravis support for owners including video links for using the Bailey chair

CanineCancer.com : An online support group with information on various neoplastic diseases in dogs

 

Cavalier health network - support for various cavalier diseases including COMS, epilepsy, and PSOM

Feline diabetes support                              Youtube video demonstrating the ear prick method

 

Chicago VMA pet loss support

CSU Argus Institute counselling and support

Cornell Pet loss support

University of Illinois CARE helpline and general grief support services

Michigan State University pet loss support

University of Pennsylvania grief support and social services

University of Tennessee veterinary social services

Tufts pet loss support

Virginia-Maryland Center for Animal Human Relationships (CENTAUR)

Washington State University pet loss support hotline

Dogguard.com page with links to articles about pet loss, including dealing with grief in children and seniors. 

 

Drugs and Supplies

goodrx.com Drugs can get expensive and there is often a lot of variability between pharmacies.  Make sure your clients shop around for better prices, especially for anticonvulsants, antifungals, and chemotherapy drugs!  While goodrx.com is great for finding deals locally, it may not always be the best price, so be sure to check other zip codes on this site or look into other suppliers like Costco mail order services. 

Help 'Em Up Harnesses: Blue Dog full harnesses.  They have a very nice full body harness for large breeds

Handicapped Pets.com : links to products addressing many aspects of caring for paralyzed pets

Dogmobile Company : wheelchairs and harnesses

Doggon Wheels:  wheelchairs

Eddie's Wheels:  wheelchairs

K9 Carts.com:  wheelchairs

FitPaws physical therapy equipment

Dog boots from Gundogsupply.com

Lil' Back bracer back brace

Wiggleless back brace

Thunder shirts

 

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